Differences Between Mares and Geldings
Q: Do mares have behaviors that are specific to them and different from geldings?
A: The timing of this question is very interesting considering The Horse just published the results of a poll on preferred sex of horses! I thought the selected comments pointed to some common themes. Geldings evoke feelings of even-tempered dependability while those who favor mares invoke bonding, passion, and a special emotional attachment.
If you scour the Internet you’ll see the common wisdom is that geldings seem to have a more dependable reputation while mares are expected to have different behaviors and temperament depending upon where they are in their estrous
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